Understanding of Palliative care

1.Objectives: 1. What do you want to learn from this PDSA CYCLE? My goal is directed at testing change. |
want to implement these changes and proceed to monitor the results over a specific time period.

  1. What questions do you intend to answer?
  2. What is the nurses understanding of Palliative care
  3. How can the compliance rate for obtaining Inpatient Palliative Care Assessment Tool Referrals among
    the nurses?
  4. What is the measurement plan?
  5. What do we expect to happen?

2.PLAN: (remember to start small and scale up. For your 1st cycle consider a 1:1:1 test one nurse to one
patient. FOR MY ASSIGNMENT 14 NURSES 40 patient unit. FOCUS IS TO INCREASE THE NURSES
KNOWLEDGE OF PALLIATIVE CARE BY 20% IN 3 MONTHS. | GAVE A PRE TEST, 3 QUESTIONS
1.What is your understanding of Palliative care?

  1. What is your understanding of Hospice care?
  2. What is your understanding of Comfort Care Measures?

According to my questionnaire 7 nurses had difficulty distinguishing the three, 3 nurses were able to
distinguish between the three. Afterwards | presented some written literature about what Palliative Care
means, What Hospice Care represents and what is Comfort Care Measures.

| also gave a power point presentation about what Palliative Care means. The presentation also provided
education about Hospice Care and Comfort Care Measures . | presented the nurses with a Post test on
what they learned. 10 out of 10 nurses scored 100% on the post test.

Assignment details ** A Run CHART is required for the assignment, to represent the pre and post test
results. Teach back also reinforced.

  1. Test of Change:
  2. What change will you test? Are the nurses able to “speak to their new knowledge “? Teach back.
  3. Who will perform the test? Shelia Perrin RN, Anne Miglio NP, Stakeholders, Nurse Leadership
  4. Where will the testing take place? Five Tower Unit
  5. When will the testing take place March 1, 2019.